This practical handbook features a unique, problem-oriented approach to avian medicine. It encompasses an overview of the basic elements of avian practice, including history taking, physical examination, supportive care, equipment, practice management, andcontinuing education. It also details medical and surgical procedures, anesthetic protocols, sample collection, radiographs and other modes of imaging, clinical pathology, nutrition, and general avian medicine. In short, Manual of Avian Practice deliversall the information needed to render quality avian medical care, and serves as a perfect quick reference for use in daily practice.
Table of Contents
History Taking, Physical Examination, Supportive Care, And Getting Started. General Signs. Respiratory Care. Gastrointestinal Signs. Ophthalmic Signs. Neurological Signs. Musculoskeletal Signs. Dermatologic Signs (Feet, Feather, Skin, Beak). Common Diseases and Treatments. Necropsy. Grooming and Treatment Procedures. Clinical Pathology. Radiology. Anesthesia, Endoscopy, And Surgery. Aviculture and Obstetrics. Pediatrics. Formulary. Appendix I: Sources of Equipment. Survey Weights of Common Aviculture Birds. Skeletal and Visceral Anatomy.
By Agnes E. Rupley, DVM, ABVP Avian, Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Certified in Avian Practice, College Station, TX